Rabbi George’s Sermons

Sermons by Rabbi George Gittleman

Yom HaShoah Sermon: “Resistance”

April 11, 2018


Shabbat Sermon: “Pot Brownies at the OnegMarijuana Dispensary as a Fundraiser? Is Cannabis Kosher?”

March 2, 2018


Shabbat Sermon: “Who By Fire”
October 20, 2017


Rabbi George joins with other religious leaders to discuss how faith communities are helping cope with the North Bay wildfires.

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The True Voice of The Holy One – Rosh Hashanah 2016

Kol Nidre 2016 Values


Leonard Cohen’s “Who By Fire” – intro to Yom Kippur Sermon 2016



Rabbi George Speaks at the Multi-denominational “Vigil for Orlando,” June 15, 2016

Religions and Environmental Healing – An Open and Urgent Question
Rabbi George’s remarks at the CST forum on Climate Change and Overpopulation, January 25, 2015

2015 HHD Sermon: “Let Me Not Die While I’m Still Alive”

Kol Nidre, 5776/2015 “Let me not die while I am still alive


Rosh Hashanah, 5776/2015 “To Be Human…”


RG Sermon YK 2015, “To be human…”


RG Sermon, “L’Chaim”, HHD 2015

Yizkor: The Poetics of Loss & Memory| 5774

Kol Nidre “Do You Love Me?”, 5774

Yom Kippur Sermon | 5774

In Memory of Rabbi David Hartman –  a Blessings in the New Year 5774

Rosh Hashanah Sermon | 5774


Newtown Sermon

Kaddish/Yiskor 5773

Interbeing/Rosh Hashanah 5773

Vulnerability/Yom Kippur Sermon 5773

Valley of the Shadow | Yom Kippur 5772


Hineini, Here I Am | Rosh Hashanah 5772


The Death of Moses | Yizkor 5771


Yom HaDin | Day of Judgement | Rosh Hashanah 5771


To Be Human in a Place Where There is No Humanity | Yom HaShoah 2010

How Open is Our Tent | April 2009


The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge | Rosh Hashanah 5770


Life Hanging in the Balance | Erev Rosh Hashanah 5770


Torah Then and Now


In Search of Sin | Yom Kippur 5769


Meta: Loving-Kindness | Erev Rosh Hashanah 5768

The Broken and the Whole

No Isaac, Not Anyone

Being Human

My Heart is in the East but I,  I am at the Edge of the West

Yizkor 5764

The Blessing of America

Remembering What Makes Life Worth Living

A Response to the War in Iraq

A Memory That Leads to Redemption

Yizkor 5763

Choosing Life

Barukh Hashem

The Secret of Jewish Survival

Avodah Sh’balev: Work of the Heart